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Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 8

Gladiator Fund to Hold 23rd Annual Dinner Dance Gala
Friday, April 13

Last Night of Passover
Saturday, April 14


Upcoming Events at the Long Island Children’s Museum

Early Childhood Programs stART (Story + Art): Tuesday to Friday from 12:30-1 p.m. Music and Movement: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. – noon. Messy Afternoons: Saturday, Sunday, from 3:30-5 p.m. Fee: $3 with museum admission ($2 LICM members). KaleidoZone - ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ from now through April 30: Using her childhood as inspiration artist Danielle O’Malley has created an interactive exhibit where visitors can move through a miniature neighborhood with the help of small dolls and folk stories. All ages. Free with museum admission. All activities will be held at the Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission: $11 for adults and children over 1 year old, $10 seniors, free to museum members and children under 1 year old. Additional fees for theater and special programs may apply. For additional information plese call 224-5800.


Friday, April 6

First Night of Passover and Good Friday

The first night of Passover and Good Friday fall on exactly the same day this year. Therefore, all schools will be closed in honor of these very High Holy Days celebrated by both the Jewish and Christian community.


Saturday, April 7

Crystal Trio at Long Island Children’s Musuem

At 1 and 3 p.m. coming from Siberia, Russia, the Crystal Trio is a unique musical group that performs using special glass instruments including the glass harp, verrophone and glass pan flute bass. The trio continues to develop the tradition of musical glass by playing well-known classical and popular modern works, as well as tunes specifically written for glass instruments.. Ages: 3 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members), $10 theater only.


Sunday, April 8

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is very early this year. We want to take this time to wish all of our readers who celebrate Easter a very happy and peaceful Easter.


Monday, April 9

AARP Chapter No. 5176 to Meet at Clinton G. Martin Park

The AARP North Hempstead Chapter No. 5176 will meet at Clinton G. Martin Park, corner of Marcus Avenue and New Hyde Park Road, New Hyde Park from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Join the members for coffee, buns, and hear informative speakers.  New members welcome. National AARP membership required. Call 334-1390 for more information.

A Picnic of Pellets at Long Island Children’s Musuem

From 11 a. m. and again at 2 p.m., What do owls eat? How do they hunt? What do they use to ingest food? Inspired by the Feasts for Beasts gallery, the fascinating digestive process of owls will be explored and discover the answers to these questions. Watch a live dissection of owl pellets by an animal expert and examine your own.  Ages: 5 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM Members).


Friday, April 13

Gladiator Fund to Hold 23rd Annual Dinner Dance Gala

The Gladiator Fund will hold its 23rd Annual Fundraiser/Dinner Dance at The Inn, 214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park from 7 p.m. until midnight. Included in the donation of $90 will be gratuities, dinner, dancing and a Chinese auction, plus an open bar. For additional information and reservations please call 352-7602. This year’s event will be in honor of Isabella Fiore, who is 6 years old. She is the daughter of Maria and Michael Fiore, Class of 1994, and has been diagnosed with LCA (Leber’s Congential Amarousis.) To advertise in the journal, please contact Dan Connor at 352-7602.


Saturday, April 14

Last Night of Passover

Saturday, April 14, is the last night of Passover and we want to take this opportunity to wish all our readers who have celebrated the days of Passover a very happy and joyous Passover.


Sunday, April 15

Food Fun and Fellowship

The First Presbyterian Church, of New Hyde Park, 16 South 9th Street, will hold Its Food Fun and Fellowship night on April 15. A roast beef  dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. followed by bingo. The donation is $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Call the church office at 354-5013 for further information or tickets. Reservations must be made by April 10.


Monday, April 16

New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Budget Presentation

The New Hyde Park/Garden City Park School Board Budget Presentation will be held at 8 p.m. at the Manor Oaks School, 1950 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park.


Tuesday, April 17

The Herricks School Board Regular Meeting

The Herricks School Board will hold its regular and BOCES meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.

New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce to Meet

The New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will hold its April General Meeting at 6 p.m. at The Inn at New Hyde Park, 214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park. Full exceptional buffet, 50/50.  Chairpersons of each committee will discuss their respective committees and what you can do to help.  Please RSVP.  Member price $35 and nonmember price $35.


Thursday, April 26

Annual Spring Luncheon To Benefit CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention)

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) will hold its 27th Annual Spring Luncheon at The Carltun, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The benefit will be held during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Joseph and Jane Clementi, parents of Tyler Clementi, and Perri Klass, MD, New York Times columnist and author, will be the luncheon speakers and receive the CAPS Community Leadership Award. In addition, Ilene S. Cooper, Esq., Partner, Farrell Fritz PC will receive the CAPS Children’s Advocate Award. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, call CAPS at 621.0552 x101 or register online at www.capsli.org.


Friday, April 27

The Herricks Community Players Opening Night For Annie

The opening is set for 8 p.m. Annie will also run on Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, at 3 p.m. at the Herricks Community Players, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park.


Save The Date
Thursday, May 10

Classical Concert at Long Island Conservatory

Enjoy an afternoon of classical music when the Long Island Conservatory presents a concert performed by the chorus/opera workshop at 2 p.m. The concert will feature Mozart; Requiem in D minor k. 626, A. Copeland; Zions’ Walls, At the River Ching a Ring Chaw, and Leigh; Medley from Man of La Mancha. The free concert will be held at the Long Island Conservatory of Music, 1125 Willis Avenue, Albertson. For additional information call: 625-3455.

News

 Online food market OurHarvest has recently joined forces with Mineola-based Island Harvest Food Bank, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, to help feed hungry Long Islanders over Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.

In the year it’s been open, the Space at Westbury has been host to musicians, comedians, dancers and last week, the venue opend its doors for world class boxers and their loyal fans. One of the headliners was Richie “Brazil” Neves, from New Hyde Park.

 

Winner Takes All Productions and Greg Cohen Promotions brought a night of boxing to the Space on Thursday, Nov. 13. While boxing events have come to Long Island before, this was the first of its kind to come to The Space. 


Sports

Despite a disappointing playoff loss against the Wantagh Warriors, Sewanhaka Indians Head Coach George Kasimatis, is pleased with his football team’s season. 

“I’m proud of my team,” he said. “But you are never satisfied unless you win the whole thing.”

 

The Indians faced a big challenge this year, moving up into Conference II left them as the new kids on the block, unfamiliar with the teams they would be going against. 

Kasimatis will have a tall task next year replacing graduating seniors, which made up most of his starting lineup. Kasimatis said most of the offensive line, such as Danny Gianotti, Adrian Gonzalez and Louis Segarra III, and the defensive line, such as Justin Alexandre, Peter LaTorre and Peter Militano are seniors, many of which have started multiple years for him. 

The fifth seeded Sewanhaka Indians traveled to Wantagh to take on the fourth seeded Wantagh Warriors on Friday, Nov. 7 for its opening playoff game. 

 

The Indians opened the game sluggish on offense, and were held in check throughout the first quarter. The Indians defense did its best to keep the team within striking distance, but field position form shaky special teams play, put them in a difficult position. 

 

Warriors running back Dylan Beckwith, was able to punch in a 15-yard touchdown run, to give the Warriors a one score lead after the first quarter. 


Calendar

Songfest Tickets - November 19

PTA Meeting - November 19

Herricks School Board Meeting - November 20


Columns

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